Thursday, 21 May 2015

Child sex abuse investigation has identified 110 suspects

"Detectives investigating historic child sex abuse in Scotland have identified 110 suspects, including 37 VIPs."

"The figures, released by Police Scotland, relate to Operation Hydrant, which was set up to look at allegations.""

"The force currently has 58 separate investigations as part of the UK-wide probe."

"Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said the volume of allegations presented a "massive" challenge."

"As part of a briefing for Operation Hydrant, Police Scotland said 110 suspects had so far been investigated, with 37 being classed as "persons of public prominence".

"Four of them came from the worlds of TV, film or radio, while 33 were listed as having a "significant public profile" nationally or locally..."

"A total of 1,400 suspects had been identified UK-wide, including 261 people of "public prominence", including politicians, and 135 celebrities from TV, radio and film."

"Last month, Police Scotland announced the launch of the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit to lead on large-scale, complex and high-profile investigations."

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